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01-28

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Night at Miller Park - May 9, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

06-04

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The Call-Up: Scooter Gennett
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

04-24

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Wezen-Ball: When Brewers and Beer Clash
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Larry Granillo

04-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Startlingly Selective Yuniesky Betancourt
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Ben Lindbergh

04-19

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The Call-Up: Hiram Burgos
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: The Eight-Man Bullpen Comes Back to Bite the Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-Years
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Bradford Doolittle and Harry Pavlidis

03-15

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Raising Aces: Trending: Over the Top
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Doug Thorburn

03-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 159: The Carlos Gomez Extension and the 2013-14 Free Agent Class
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 149: 2013 Season Preview Series: Milwaukee Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-18

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Painting the Black: Martin Maldonado and Learning to Love Defense-First Catchers
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R.J. Anderson

02-15

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Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation Brew
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Harry Pavlidis

02-08

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Pebble Hunting: What it Means to Have the Best Farm System in Baseball
by
Sam Miller

01-23

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Wezen-Ball: The Milwaukee Walk of Shame?
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Larry Granillo

12-22

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Overthinking It: The Winter's Quietest Contenders
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Ben Lindbergh

09-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 41: The Brewers Are Back in Contention, Technically/Max Scherzer and the Tigers' 2009 Trade Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-10

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Wezen-Ball: Milwaukee's Impossible Road to the Wild Card
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Larry Granillo

07-13

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Pebble Hunting: Making the Most of Mike Fiers
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Sam Miller

10-19

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23

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Milwaukee Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-22

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Overthinking It: Life Without Fielder
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Ben Lindbergh

08-30

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: A Hot Cup of Brew (Crew)
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Larry Granillo

08-23

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On the Beat: Boom Times Back for the Brewers
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John Perrotto

08-16

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Winless in Milwaukee
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Larry Granillo

08-04

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Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
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Mike Fast

06-29

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Clubhouse Confidential: Melvin Making Moves
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Marc Carig

06-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Big Gamble
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Jay Jaffe

06-14

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Painting the Black: Something Brewing
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R.J. Anderson

04-25

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: At Your Service
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Larry Granillo

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Greinke Trade
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Christina Kahrl

09-27

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Milwaukee Brewers
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Marc Normandin, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-08

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Ahead in the Count: Trading The Prince
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-01

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On the Beat: Let the Games Begin
by
John Perrotto

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Brewers
by
Jay Jaffe

09-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Strange but Memorable Brew
by
Jay Jaffe

09-15

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Prospectus Today: Justice in Milwaukee
by
Joe Sheehan

09-03

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On the Beat: Contenders and Pretenders
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John Perrotto

07-08

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Prospectus Today: Sabathia for LaPorta
by
Joe Sheehan

07-08

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You Could Look It Up: The New Brew
by
Steven Goldman

07-07

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Transaction of the Day: Beating the Deadline by Weeks
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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On the Beat
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John Perrotto

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

07-18

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Beertown Build-Up
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John Perrotto

07-11

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Player Profile: J.J. Hardy
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Marc Normandin

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

08-03

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers, July 30, 2006
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Derek Jacques

07-28

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Prospectus Today: Decision Time in Beer Town
by
Joe Sheehan

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BP makes a long overdue trip to Milwaukee

Baseball Prospectus and the Milwaukee Brewers invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Friday, May 9 at Miller Park.Thanks to the fine folks in the Brewers front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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June 4, 2013 5:28 am

The Call-Up: Scooter Gennett

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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

The Brewers try to solve their second-base problems by promoting a poor man's Jose Altuve.

The Situation: The Brewers made four roster moves on Monday, looking to shake things up on a club that’s just 7-24 since May 1. Gennett was among the beneficiaries, earning the call from Triple-A Nashville. He’ll take the roster spot vacated by veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez, who was released after hitting .177/.203/.230 in 41 games.

Background: Milwaukee’s 16th-round pick out of Sarasota (Fla.) High School in 2009, Gennett didn’t enter the professional ranks as a top prospect, but he has proven himself at each step on the minor-league ladder. A career .300 hitter across all four full-season levels over the last four seasons, Gennett has been an All-Star at each of the stops and represented Milwaukee in last year’s MLB Futures Game. Although the prospect has scuffled of late in Triple-A, he was still hitting .297/.342/.376 through 50 contests at the time of his call-up.

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A 1980 controversy reminds us how touchy the relationship between baseball and beer could be, even in the home of the Brewers.

The Milwaukee Brewers media guide gives only the briefest of mentions for how the club got its name:

1970: The team is renamed the 'Milwaukee Brewers' as a tribute to the city's long association with the brewing industry.

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Has Yuniesky Betancourt left his free-swinging ways behind?

When the Phillies offered Yuniesky Betancourt an invitation to spring training, we wondered why a team would give even a non-guaranteed contract to a player whose career stats suggested he was without any upside. When Betancourt hit .446/.450/.625 in spring training and landed a major-league contract with Milwaukee, we wondered A) why teams allow themselves to be seduced by spring statistics and B) what it is about Betancourt that makes teams who’ve already seen him firsthand for full seasons decide to bring him back for more. When we last saw Betancourt in the big leagues, he was getting released by the Royals. It was fair to wonder why he’d be any better at age 31 than he was during his replacement-level prime.

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April 19, 2013 2:05 am

The Call-Up: Hiram Burgos

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The skinny on the Brewers' new starter.

The Situation: After an impressive 127 2/3 innings with the Brewers in 2012, right-hander Mike Fiers has fallen flat on his face to start the 2013 season. As a result, the Brewers will give fellow 2009 draftee Hiram Burgos a try in the rotation. Burgos will be called up in time to make his major-league debut against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Background: A native of Puerto Rico, Burgos was drafted by the Brewers in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. The then-21-year old product of Bethune-Cookman College scuffled to a 5.62 ERA in his professional debut with rookie-level Helena. After showing significant improvement in a return trip to Helena in 2010, Burgos was promoted to Low-A, where he posted a 4.48 ERA in 74 1/3 innings split between the rotation and bullpen. Burgos struggled again in 2011, sporting a 4.89 ERA in 22 High-A starts and allowing 142 hits in just 119 2/3 innings.

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The Brewers fail to put their best foot forward.

Maybe, just maybe, this will turn out to be a significant moment in the history of baseball roster construction:

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The fourth installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the second-worst odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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March 15, 2013 6:30 am

Raising Aces: Trending: Over the Top

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Comparing the rotations of the Rays and Brewers reveals two organizations with drastically different philosophies about pitching mechanics.

I wrote an article last September in which I detailed the surprising pitching of the Oakland Athletics. The piece included a breakdown of four different A's pitchers, and I noted that many of the players shared specific similarities which reflected an organizational trend toward mechanical efficiency. The A's have a long history of successful pitching development, and the team's mechanical points of emphasis were apparent by looking at the tendencies of the players whom they had developed and/or acquired over the years.

I spent much of the offseason poring over pitcher mechanics and preparing over 100 mechanical report cards for the pitchers in the 2013 Starting Pitcher Guide in my first year working with Paul Sporer on his annual project. I had already watched the majority of these pitchers in the past, spread out over months or sometimes years, but the examination of so many pitchers over such a short timeframe revealed a number of other patterns that cropped up with pitchers from certain organizations.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Brewers' Carlos Gomez extension and the increasing scarcity of impact free agents.



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Ben and Sam preview the Brewers' season with Ken Funck, and Pete talks to MLB.com columnist Mike Bauman (at 19:37).



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Sure, some catchers can't hit. But are we learning to look on the bright side?

Mark Smith wrote an interesting piece last week about Braves prospect Christian Bethancourt. Bethancourt is, of course, the top defensive catching prospect in the minors and the owner of superhuman pop times. Bethancourt is also an unpolished hitter with a poor plate approach and raw power that has yet to show up in games. Despite the negatives Smith arrived at a logical conclusion by writing that Bethancourt could contribute to a team with his defense even if he never reaches his offensive potential.

Smith’s post about coming to terms with Bethancourt’s offense is just the latest example in what amounts to a paradigm shift in the analytical community regarding defense-first catchers. Think of it in terms of prospect theory: We're no longer looking at what they cost you at the plate, but what they gain you behind it. Teams may be thinking this way, too.

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A look at what the Brewers' rotation options offer from a stuff (and beer) perspective.

I like the old cliché, “You go as far as your starting pitching takes you.” It's best to have about seven to nine arms handy to get through the season, because pitchers often get hurt or fail to meet expectations.

Brewers fans may recall a recent season where they barely used six starters. Then, of course, there's last year, when they needed 11. Somewhere in between is normal. For the 2013 Brewers, the question is not if they will go deep into their rotation, but when. And as the summer nears, manager Ron Roenicke will be handing the ball to quite a few young arms.

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